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Updated August 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Red Hat is a great place to work if you love open source (in 85 reviews)

  • Most teams are flexible and allow you to maintain an excellent work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Management needs to be innovative, More time for Open Source to folks in there (in 22 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be frustrating (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Technical Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior TPM
    Former Employee - Senior TPM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company, the culture, the benefits and the people - this place is as close to every geek's dream job as it gets, especially if you care about OpenSource technology. Free training and certifications, annual raises and stock options.

    Cons

    Sometimes, having to work with the upstream community can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Great company and people.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Gain experience in the fast moving world of open source development. * Free Red Hat training and certification courses. * Great people, everyone is really passionate about what they do and the people they work with. * Remote work, Red Hat has perfected the remote work experience. * Huge breadth of projects, from java desktop applications to cloud computing and kernel hacking projects.

    Cons

    * Not really a con, but there's not too many perks, although they're not really necessary as the projects and work environment is very satisfying in its own right.

    Advice to Management

    None, management is very unobtrusive.


  3. Software Engineer Intern

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Red Hat as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, chilled atmosphere, smart people.

    Cons

    Too much free food in the kitchen makes me gain weight.


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    Awesome company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Hat full-time

    Pros

    The place to be for Open Source developpers

    Cons

    Big company, a lot of processes.


  6. Red Hat Software Engineering Internship Review

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Hat as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Red Hat provides its employees with a great working environment. In general, the people are very friendly and there is a strong sense of community within the company. The compensation and benefits are competitive. They are very flexible and are supportive in helping you balance your home and work life. I was pleasantly surprised by how interns are treated as regular employees.

    Cons

    A lot of the products that are developed do not directly bring profit to the company.



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